Promoting Canadian Oats

From One Green Planet: "Perry's Launches Oat Milk Ice Cream!"

From Healthline: "Oat Milk: Nutrition, Benefits and How to Make It"

From The Western Producer: US Bill Would Ban Pre-Harvest Glyphosate on Oats

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives wants the federal government to ban the use of glyphosate on oats before harvest.

Late last week, representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut introduced the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to routinely test food for glyphosate residues. It would also prohibit spraying of glyphosate on oats as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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From Yorkton This Week: Grain Millers Expanding Yorkton Plant

Construction is ongoing on the final phase of a major expansion at Grain Millers north of Yorkton.

“This is the culmination (of an expansion) that dates back over three years,” facility general manager Terry Tyson told Yorkton This Week.

Tyson said the overall facility has been gearing up to add production capacity with a sort of phased in expansion that started with an upgrade to its grain receiving areas, and has included adding additional storage capacity, including in the ‘work in progress’ area which allows for product to be temporarily held at any point in the process from cleaning, through hull removal, to kilning, cutting and processing into groats, flour or flakes.

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The Government of Alberta is extending the deadline for farm workers to comply with new training requirements for commercial drivers until March 1, 2020.

To improve road safety, the province is introducing a Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) program for drivers seeking a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s licence. This new requirement comes into effect on March 1, 2019. It does not apply to any driver who obtained a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s licence on or before Oct. 10, 2018.

Following consultation with the agriculture industry, the government is extending the deadline for farmers and farm workers to comply with the MELT requirements to accommodate the demands of the 2019 farming season.

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